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Rankin County Road Department Winner of 2019 Excellence in Pavement Preservation Award

Thursday, February 28, 2019  
Posted by: Kristi Olson
    ISSA President Rex Eberly presents the 2019 ISSA Excellence in Pavement Preservation Award to Larry Tomkins, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. Ergon nominated the Rankin County Road Department for this award and accepted on their behalf. Photo courtesy FP2.

 The 2018 Pavement Preservation Program for the Rankin County, MS, Road Department was honored as this year's recipient of the ISSA Excellence in Pavement Preservation Award.

Established in 2015 and first awarded in 2016, the ISSA Award for Excellence in Pavement Preservation was established to recognize and honor public officials, engineering firms or agencies that have made outstanding contributions to the Pavement Preservation industry.  

The award is presented to an Owner/Agency or Engineering firm that has been a champion in the promotion, use and success of pavement preservation applications represented by ISSA (slurry surfacing, micro surfacing, chip seal, cape seal and crack treatment).  

Rankin County Road Department, within just a two-year period, went from using hot mix and some chip seal to using almost every tool in the pavement preservation toolbox, greatly enhancing their ability to keep their good roads good.  They have also served a resource to other Mississippi counties, enabling even more roads to be properly maintained. 

In 2018, they treated 100 miles including 55 miles of stand-alone chip seal, 31 miles of stand-alone micro surfacing, 6 miles of cape seal combining rejuvenating scrub seal and micro surfacing, 6 miles of cape seal combining chip seal and micro surfacing, and 2 miles of cape seal combining rejuvenating scrub seal and highly modified micro surfacing.

This year’s award-winning project was a double winner at the 2019 Annual Meeting, also receiving the 2019 AEMA Past Presidents' Award for Emulsion Excellence.

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